5 Minute Keto Oatmeal Recipe- Low Carb Cereal for Breakfast

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I love having a bowl of keto oatmeal (also called keto noatmeal or low carb porridge) topped with fresh berries and almond flakes for a perfect low carb breakfast. It’s ready in 5 minutes and super easy to prepare.

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It’s such an easy and quick recipe, the perfect keto replacement for the classic oatmeal that is high in carbs.

You’ll be surprised that even the texture it’s similar to the classic oatmeal bowl. I discovered this recipe a few months ago, and since then I am making it almost daily.

This keto breakfast it’s so filling and the serving size it’s so huge that sometimes I eat half in the morning and use the rest as a low carb snack.

The ingredients are super cheap and easy to find. It is also super fast to make.

Ingredients for Keto Oatmeal

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The main ingredients in this recipe are coconut flour, flax meal, and unsweetened coconut milk. In fact, you can use any nut milk you love, but make sure it has no sugars added.

The coconut flour will absorb all the liquid, making the noatmeal thick and delicious, while the flax meal will give a tasty nutty flavor.

How to Make Low Carb Oatmeal?

There are two methods to make keto cereal and both of them are super fast:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes until thickened.
  2. Add all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until it gets the desired consistency.
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You can make this vegan oatmeal, by simply substituting the butter with coconut oil.

If you are looking for a low-calorie oatmeal, you can leave out the butter and it will still be as good and creamy. On a ketogenic diet, you have to increase the fat intake and this a great way.

If you make the recipe I would be delighted to see how your oatmeal turned out!

After you make the keto oatmeal base, you can add any toppings you want. Make it healthier and nutritious by adding hemp hearts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, almond flakes, MCT oil, protein powder.

Making this at night and having it ready in the morning it’s also super helpful for busy days. You can reheat it in the microwave or eat it with extra coconut milk on top. I love the coconut milk touch, it makes me feel like eating real cereal.

Carbs in Keto Oatmeal

This recipe is packed with lots of healthy dietary fiber that aids digestion and has many health benefits. The daily recommendation for adults is around 25 grams.

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A serving has almost 5 g net carbs. To find out the net carbs, subtract the dietary fiber from the total carb count.

  • Calories: 274 kcal
  • Carbs: 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.4 g
  • Net Carbs: 4.6 g
  • Fat: 21.5 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g

More Keto Breakfast Recipes:

keto oatmeal low carb porridge

Easy 5 minute Keto Noatmeal – Low Carb Cereal for Breakfast

3.79 from 80 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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This keto noatmeal is a super easy low carb breakfast recipe that is tasty and very healthy. If you want a quick and satisfying meal in the morning make my favorite bowl of oatmeal that is made with coconut flour and flaxseed meal. Increase your dietary fiber and fat intake.
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  • In a saucepan pour the milk, add the coconut flour, flaxseed meal, sweetener, and cinnamon.
  • Combine all the ingredients and place the saucepan over medium-high heat stirring until it starts to thicken.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes.
  • Add the butter and mix well.
  • Garnish with almond flakes and low carb berries. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword noatmeal
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    1. Quinoa is not a keto food, so I don't recommend using it. As for the almond flour, you should definitely try to see how much you need to make the noatmeal thicker. I'd say you'll have to use 6-7 tbsp of almond flour instead of the coconut flour.

  1. Could this be made with the kind of coconut milk that comes in a can? Maybe with some added water to get the full 2 cups?

    1. I'd say that for 2 cups you will need 3-4 tbsp coconut cream. That's how I am using coconut cream to make coconut milk.

      1. Wow that great to know. I will try it too soon. Thanks for the idea and I'm really happy you liked the recipe!

      1. Ahh yes and then lose some of its benefits because of the heat. Thank you! I'm still going to try your recipe!

  2. I've tried to eliminate much of the flax from my diet because I've read it lowers testosterone in men. Is there any substitution for the flax?

  3. This was absolutely delicious!!! Since I've been doing Keto, I've missed hot cereals, but this really hit the spot! I love Cream of Wheat and Malt O Meal even more than oatmeal and that is what this cereal reminded me of. Delicious, creamy yumminess!!! Thank you!!!

  4. This was so good. I also felt like it was more of a cream of wheat texture and loved it. I doubled the recipe. It was fast and delish. I added frozen wild blueberries at the end and cut the amount of swerve for my husband who likes things less sweet than I. Sooooo good. Thank you!!

  5. I was dubious about making yet another low carb recipe that might be "so-so" but decided to give it a try since I had all the ingredients on hand from other moderate successes. It was great! I can't wait to try it with blueberries tomorrow. And I'll be looking around the site for more recipes to try.

    1. I really happy you liked the recipe. It one of my favorite breakfast and sometimes I am so obsessed with it and I eat oatmeal even for dinner. It's so good with dark chocolate and peanut butter on top.

  6. I am new to the Keto diet. I found your website thru Pinterest. I want to thank you for all the work you do to help out us Keto dieters. I'm really hoping this becomes more permanent but I am overwhelmed with all the cooking from scratch. Looking at all the nutritional information on the backs of packages…..I had no idea how much CARBS I was eating.
    I've made a couple of your recipes already and am so glad I've found a breakfast item that isn't bacon and eggs. With heart disease and high cholesterol, I should not be eating that every day.
    What is the purpose of the flaxseed meal? Is it more beneficial to have it in the mixture than not? (i don't have any) and if I use unsweetened almond mild, will it affect the carb count too much? Again, thank u so much for your site. I've enjoyed reading and trying your recipes.

    1. Well hello and thanks for such a kind message. It really makes me happy that you found inspiration in my recipes. Flaxseed meal is high in omega-3 fatty acids, high in fiber and antioxidants. It also gives a nice flavor to the oatmeal making it taste closer to the classic one. Both coconut flour and flax meal soak well the liquids well making the recipe thick and creamy. As for the milk, you can use any unsweetened one you have on hand. I will try my best to post more and more of my favorite keto recipes. Thank you again for being so kind.

  7. ARe the calories correct? Two tablespoons of butter alone are 200 calories. ANd coconut milk is 110 for a 1/4 cup.

  8. I added all the macros up for the ingredients/brands that I had here at home, and the macros are much different than the ones listed. I ended up with 41 grams of fat, 6.3 Grams net carbs, and 9 G protein per serving. That makes it 2 servings per recipe.
    Hoping the husband likes it…this is for him.

    1. I manually calculate and recalculate the macros of each recipe. With the products I use, I can assure you that the result is correct. What kind of milk have you used? If you used canned coconut milk I can understand why the fat macro is higher. I used the liquid one.

  9. 5 stars
    Amazing! I had been craving oatmeal with the weather recently becoming cooler. This tastes delicious and has the same texture as Malt O’Meal. My husband and I both loved it! It also helps that it is very easy to make. This will become a staple in our weekly routine. Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    This turned out great, very similar to a cinnamon malt o' meal. It really hits that warm cereal mark that I was craving since it it's become much colder with winter setting in. Thanks 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    Good morning!
    I used unsweetened almond milk and it was awesome!!! i SPRINKLED a teaspoon of HEMP seeds for ADDITIONAL nutrition and TEXTURE.
    A great after christmas recovery breakfast!!! It makes a ton. I will use the other half tomorrow. Yummy. quite a treat.

  12. im really excited to try this, really craving a “cereal” like breakfast. I would prefer to use almpnd flour so could i add some chia seeds to help thicken?? What qaunities would you suggest. Thank you

    1. I recommend following the recipe for the best results. Swapping the coconut flour with almond flour and adding chia seeds is a great idea, but I’m not sure what measurements you need to use.

  13. I just tried it and it’s great. I used half the sweetener (swerve) and added vanilla and a pinch of salt.
    I’ll be making this again!

  14. 4 stars
    The Noatmeal is very good but it absolutely tears up my stomach. I have been eating the Keto way for going on 17 months. I lost my goal weight 9 months ago but love eating this way. I am thinking that it might be the Flaxmeal but not sure.

    Is there any substitutes?

    1. You can try grinding some chia seeds and use instead of flax meal. What sweetener are you using?

  15. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I made half the recipe in the microwave cause I was in a rush and it turned out incredible!!! Im so full and satisfied

    Also, the texture itself kind of reminds me of grits so I wonder what would happen if I tried to make it savory? might try that

  16. 5 stars
    Love the flavor! I added a little vanilla as well. I could only eat 1/4 of the recipe. Do you know what makes the gel like consistency? It’s not bad just different than cream of wheat texture. Overall GREAT RECIPE!! Thank you! ✌

  17. 5 stars
    I was craving oatmeal for a while now and loved your recipe. I substituted unsweetened cocoa powder to the cinnamon and it was delish!!! Even my daughters loved it!!! Will definitely make again…soon!!!

  18. Omg!!!! Love love loved it, really needed something other than meat for breakfast and this hit the spot. I omitted the butter and added a pinch of Splenda brown sugar and a drop of vanilla. Tastes just like maple brown sugar oatmeal which is what I really wanted !

  19. 5 stars
    Just made this. Very deelish!
    Newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic, needing low carb and low sugar recipe. Missing oatmeal. This made 2 servings for me not 1.

  20. 5 stars
    This is delicious! Creamy, warm, just the right spices! Definitely hit the spot for oatmeal or cream of wheat! I made it as written with almond milk. Thanks for a great recipe. I will definitely be making this again and again!

  21. 5 stars
    Very reminiscent of Cream of Wheat, I added a pinch of salt, and used brown sugar swerve for sweetener, the topped with blueberries, pecans, shredded coconut and tad of chia seeds. Ate half this morning and will eat the other half at a later time.
    Next time I’ll use some powders xylitol and cacao powder for a chocolate version.

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